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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A great place to go to. lots of bats to see and caves. There is a distinct smell which is normal for bat caves. You won"t need to enter the cave, you can see it from the top. The lady said around 5pm is a good time to see them fly out of the cave, surely a good experience. Bring... More

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Fort Bonifacio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've been visiting this cave when it was still free, but it appears that its National Geographic exposure has instilled a opportunistic mindset on its owners/operators. The Php 150 entrance fee on top of the Php 5 environmental fee the city charges leaves a bad taste in the mouth. The guide told us that the fee used to be Php... More

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Neapoli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Never seen so many bats in one place.Also have a record guinness for the population but the smell is overwhelming.A different experience...shhh bats sleeping!!

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Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Samal island is about 20 minutes by boat from davao city; a short walk to the Monfort bat sanctuary then there is a 5 minute briefing by the helpful staff (with funny anecdotes from Ana, our designated guide for this visit) then a short walk to the caverns and suddenly you are up close with the bats -- a lot... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was a perfectly preserved bat colony....educational too. Our guide Anne....was so informative and helpful...and accommodating.

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General Santos, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

the place is not that beautiful and attractive but the bats are amazing... one of a kind and a place that you must visit when you go to samal island

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

i liked it because it's a world record and the staff are very accommodating.it's not too far from the center.just rent a motorcycle and you can reach the place.vanishing island can be seen from there.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We didn't know about this sanctuary until our island tour; we learned a lot about bats and their role in propagating that most sought-after but much too smelly fruit called Durian. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were suitably impressed by the thousands of bats we saw in the 300-meter long tunnel/cave that they were in.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Helpful guide will tell you more about the Largest Fruit Bat Colony in the World upon entering. The entrance fee is 100P. The sink holes are amazingly unique and you can see the bats from up close. Try to head there before 4pm as the bats leave the sink holes for food at 6pm. Also try to hire a tricycle... More

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great experience, it was my first time seeing bats but I didn't know that it was that many.. millions of them! Amazing! The guide was really good, Maria (around 9-10 year old girl) and we enjoyed talking to her. But I suggest not to wear shorts when you visit because there are mosquitoes. I admire the people who preserves the... More

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